Former Padres Infielder and Little League World Series Champion Sean Burroughs Passes Away at Age 43

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    Former MLB Player and Little League World Series Legend Sean Burroughs Dies at 43 Before Coaching Son’s Game

    The baseball world is in mourning after the sudden and tragic death of former MLB player and Little League World Series legend Sean Burroughs. The 43-year-old was found unconscious next to his car in a Long Beach, California baseball field parking lot just moments before he was scheduled to coach his son’s Little League game.

    Burroughs, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist and first-round pick in the 1998 MLB draft, had a storied career in baseball, winning two Little League World Series Championships for LBLL in 1992 and 1993. He was known for throwing back-to-back no-hitters during the LLWS, which earned him national recognition at just 12 years old.

    The Long Beach community and the baseball world at large are devastated by Burroughs’ passing. California Long Beach Little League President Doug Wittman expressed the league’s shock and sadness at the loss of a beloved coach and mentor. The national Little League Baseball and Softball organization also paid tribute to Burroughs’ contributions to the sport in an Instagram post.

    Burroughs leaves behind a legacy of excellence and dedication to the game of baseball. The Long Beach league has vowed to honor his memory by finishing the season playing the kind of baseball that Coach Sean would be proud of. The thoughts and prayers of the baseball community are with Burroughs’ family during this difficult time.